Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzvlmn / M / 63 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyz. Sidhwa.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Dorsal Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache (on and off) since several years.
M.R.I of the dorsal spine was performed using the following parameters :
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted axial images.
There is scoliosis of the dorsal spine with convexity to the left.
There is slight loss of water content of the dorso-lumbar intervertebral discs.
There is slight anterior wedging of the D6, D9 and D10 vertebral bodies without change in signal intensity.
There is hypointense signal on the T1 Weighted images in the dorsal spinal cord, centrally, over the D7 to D9 vertebral levels. This lesion appears hyperintense on the T2 Weighted images and most likely represents a syrinx.
Anterior peridiscal osteophytes are noted in the mid dorsal region.
The visualized dorsal vertebral bodies show spotty fatty marrow changes. The facet joints and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
There is no cord compression.
The conus medullaris terminates at the L1 level.
Screening, T2 Weighted sagittal images of the cervico-dorsal region do not reveal any significant feature of note.
1. Anterior wedging of the D6, D9 and D10 vertebral bodies without change in signal intensity, may be the sequelae of previous trauma.
2. Altered signal in the dorsal spinal cord, centrally, over the D7 to D9 vertebral levels most likely represents a syrinx.